Mighty Bug to the rescue at Center for Puppetry Arts, January 24-March 17

Mighty Bug to the rescue at Center for Puppetry Arts, January 24-March 17

This science-filled heroic tale features bugs, butterflies, beetles and more!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 — It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No… It’s Mighty Bug! Audiences are invited to experience a comic book tale coming to life in the upcoming production of The Adventures of Mighty Bug at Center for Puppetry Arts January 24 – March 12, 2017. In this escapade, the Center takes audiences on a trip to Bugville, a hoppin’ insect city that dances to the Bugville Boogie and the sweet sounds of WBUG Radio star Morpha Butterfly. Watching over the ants, fleas, crickets, water spiders, beetles and bees is the one and only Mighty Bug, a superhero with super strength, smelling, hearing and flying abilities. Not far away, there’s trouble buzzing as the evil arachnid, Scorpiana, assembles a group to attack and take control of the crawling city. Complete with plenty of insect trivia and facts, this action-packed story will take families on an adventure as good battles evil and the future of Bugville hangs on by a thread. 

Written and directed by the Center’s Artistic Director, Jon Ludwig, The Adventures of Mighty Bug features a variety of puppetry styles including body puppetry, shadow puppetry and black light. The cast includes veteran puppeteers Amy Sweeney, Alex Towers, Tim Sweeney, Dolph Amick and Stephanie Lloyd. Abuzz with fun and science, The Adventures of Mighty Bug provides a comic book-style adventure story that’s both educational and entertaining.

The Adventures of Mighty Bug is presented in the Mainstage Theater, January 24 – March 12, 2017. Reduced-price previews take place January 24 and 25. Show times are as follows:

Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10.25 (Members) and $20.50 (nonmembers) and include admission to the show, the Worlds of Puppetry Museum (with the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and artifacts in the world as well as a Global Gallery), and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make and decorate their own Lightning Bug Rod & String Puppet and perform with it on our classroom stage. Tickets can be purchased online at www.puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391

Photo Credit: Madalina Anton